Laoag Sand Dunes heat up all the more… don’t miss out!


What’s sexier at the celebrated Laoag Sand Dunes than a pumped up night of music? The much anticipated Pamulinawen Sand Tunes Music Festival is finally happening! (Check out poster above.)

Then there’s also the chance to experience Laoag’s signature sand dune adventure for free, courtesy of the Laoag Sand Dunes Coop, in cooperation with the City Government of Laoag.

Save the date, folks… February 21, 2018! Am to Pm!

Happy Fiesta, Laoag!


Shout Laoag

I hear this song constantly in the last few years. My neighbor, a huge grocery store, plays it the whole day everyday. I’ve really never fixed my ears on the lyrics. The melody is catchy, I thought it was just another pageant background music. For a festival, it needs some “boom”, imao. I am a visual person. My thoughts turn radical once I read the lyrics on this video. This is an outstanding song. I gathered it was composed by Nhick Ramiro Pacis.

Update: Nothing to do with the music, noticed some photos in the video are my photos, but were credited to blackhowling78 on multiply.

Vinyl: The Pure Vintage Collection

Vinyl Coillection

This is my trendy dad’s vinyl long playing collection of all genres! He has kept the albums stored in alphabetical order, so it’s easy to track say a Rolling Stones or a Woodstock. He made local record stores happy everyday, yes, everyday for so many years..

I grew up singing Happy Talk from the Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific broadway musical til I got crazy learning the hustle steps from the Van McCoy dance instructional. I’m still in cloud nine, reliving the days of analog music. Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel would go on and on. For photography purposes, I can’t lift the vinyl out, or my dad will freak out.

Vintage Records

There are good signs that vinyl is making a comeback. Motherboard reports that LP sales climbed 32 percent in 2013 (read full story here). “Observers think the vinyl resurgence is fueled by hipster newcomers and nostalgic fans returning to the fold,” says this report at Mercury News.

On why vinyl? This documentary says it all. You’ll hear the words warm, physical and tangible repeatedly. It’s a whole lifestyle I guess.

VinylSantanaTropeaAlbum Covers

I planned on making a wax wall at one point. Using wood glue, cleaning vinyl records can be easy, I just found out. The covers are pure art.

His turntable is a newer Technics, the speakers are Sansui and the amplifier a Sony. Check out the warm sound of vinyl in these two vids.


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I want my own Eraserheads Limited Edition CD Set

The peace and quiet of the Ilocano abode of Ona of my sisterhood was interrupted on Saturday evening by a LEAD Movement brainstorming round with honorary member Lester Susi. The reward for the mental workout and oral bouts was a sampling of Ona’s creative cooking, as usual. The guys had a round of beer, while I went for her sausage and basil pasta and Ilocano longaniza burrito. She told me about Akira’s priceless tin box from his dad, former Eraserheads lead guitarist Marcus Adoro, and showed me her own Eheads limited edition box that she availed through the ongoing Greenwich promo. Upon seeing the contents, 10 Eheads albums and EP’s, an unpublished documentary DVD by Marcus, a book and a little black Eheads tee (perhaps, also by Team Manila), I just had to own one too. I belong to the Eheads fanatics who are still wishing for a grand reconciliation. It was the melodramatic Ang Huling El Bimbo that got me hooked on their music. Don’t you get transported back to your youth listening to Ligaya, Fruitcake, Pare Ko, Alapaap, Harana, Magazine, Overdrive, With A Smile, Toyang, Torpedo, ahh, and so much more? Even Ericke and Eugene are excited to, hahah, burn my CD’s.

I learned that Ona did backup for Fruitcake. In the book, mother and son were acknowledged in Fruitcake.

I can’t wait for my last Greenwich sticker. I heard, only over 5000 CD sets were made. Greenwich Pizza overload!

Back then

At their reunion concert, The Final Set, MOA Concert Grounds, March  7, 2009 …

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